Low NOx Propane Engine First in its Class
Dear Friends of ROUSH CleanTech,
Hot off the press: ROUSH CleanTech has developed the lowest NOx propane autogas engine in its class.
Summer has almost arrived and with the heat it seems like we get daily notifications on air quality alerts and concerns. At ROUSH, we are doing our part to be good stewards of the environment.
The current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) nitrogen oxide standard (NOx) for heavy duty vehicles is .2g per brake horsepower hour. We recently have certified to CARB’s optional NOx level of .05g making our propane engine 75 percent cleaner than the current standard.
The certification covers our 6.8L V10 3V propane engines for Type C Blue Bird school buses and class 4-7 Ford commercial trucks and step vans — with no additional upfront costs to you. These new low NOx engines are being installed now with 2017MY vehicles.
During the past year, NOx awareness has increased due to the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The VW Environmental Mitigation Trust was created to fund actions with cleaner technology that reduce excess NOx emissions. Our low NOx engine certification will help school bus and public transit customers target funds from the upcoming VW Environmental Mitigation Trust — in particular, school districts looking for extra funds to replace aging diesel buses.
Our new low NOx engine provides the best NOx emissions reduction per dollar spent on the market. Coupled with potential funding from the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust only helps get cleaner vehicles on U.S. roads more quickly to remove smog and pollution from our air.
If you have any questions about our low NOx engines or the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust, call us at 800.59.ROUSH.
I look forward to talking with everyone again after the Fourth of July holiday.